North Canterbury is truffle country and Kings Truffles reigns supreme. With a truffiere positioned in the heart of Canterbury’s limestone country, Kings is one of the largest truffle-growing operations in New Zealand. With 6000 trees located in Waipara, plans are in the works for more to be planted within the next few years.

Q&A with Jax Lee from Kings Truffles

Why North Canterbury? The right climate for good things – long, hot, dry summers for growing truffles, with cold winters and frosts that are perfect for ripening the truffle and intensifying the aroma. This also lends itself to an awesome place for a young family and so many great outdoor adventures on our doorstep.

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? A picnic at Lake Taylor on a good day is pretty hard to beat.

Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own!). Beer = Brew Moon. Foodie treat = Make it Raw. Wine = So many I can’t choose!

Find Us

Mckenzies Road, Waipara